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Lake City, Rochester Lourdes and Red Wing are all within three strokes of each other for the Section 1AA boys' golf team championship after Day 1 of the section meet Wednesday at Eastwood Golf Club in Rochester. Advancing to Day 2 as a team are Lake City with 318, Lourdes with 320, Red Wing with 321 and Byron with 331. The Tigers' Brennan Rothgarn tied with Lourdes' Luke Alexander for the Day 1 lead with 74. Behind Rothgarn for Lake City, Levi Herbst shot a 75, followed by an 82 for Thomas Huettl and 87 from Parker Schurhammer.
WANAMINGO — Gavin Roosen kept Medford off the basepaths, allowing just one hit and no walks with eight strikeouts over six innings to help sixth-seeded Kenyon-Wanamingo to a 10-0 victory in the Section 2AA quarterfinals over the 14th-seeded Tigers Tuesday.
Two games came down to the wire for Randolph on Monday. The first failed to go in the Rockets' favor. The second extended the team's season for at least one one round. In the Section 1A-East championship game, second-seeded Randolph fell to top-seeded Wabasha-Kellogg 3-2 in eight innings. Then in an elimination game versus Rushford-Peterson, an Andrew Wenstrom sacrifice fly helped the team to a 3-2 walk-off victory.
Top-seeded Pine Island put up nine runs in the first inning, easily disposing of fifth-seeded Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland in a 16-6 six-inning victory in the Section 1AA-West semifinals Saturday morning at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls. Providing the biggest punch in the Panthers' lineup was Joe Bauer, who was 4-for-5 with a double, five RBI and three runs scored. Brady Braaten wasn't far behind, going 3-for-4 with a double, four RBI and a pair of runs, and Michael Horkey went 2-for-2 with a run driven in.
Trailing third-seeded Schaeffer Academy 6-4 midway through the fourth inning, second-seeded Randolph put up eight runs in the bottom of the fourth en route to a 13-7 victory in the Section 1A-East semifinals Saturday at Winona State University.
CANNON FALLS – With a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Rochester Lourdes in the Section 1AA-West semifinals, followed by a 5-2 defeat at the hands of fifth-seeded Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland, third-seeded Cannon Falls' season came to a close Saturday at John Burch Park.
Four members of the Red Wing girls' track and field team clinched all-conference honors at the Big Nine Championship meet Thursday in Mankato. As a team, the Winger girls placed fourth with a team score of 178.5, behind Mankato West (210), Northfield (200.5) and Rochester Century (196).
After getting its first playoff victory since 2009, Red Wing's 2017 season came to an end on Thursday after falling to Northfield, 8-2, in the Section 1AAA consolation bracket. Earlier in the day, the Wingers beat Austin, 5-4.
Section 1A-East Randolph 5, Goodhue 3
The field for the Section 1A championship track meet took shape this week as sub-section meets took place across southeast Minnesota. In the sub-section 4 meet Tuesday in Byron, athletes from Zumbrota-Mazeppa, Kenyon-Wanamingo, Pine Island and Cannon Falls all secured their section spots.